EcoAdventures Afterschool Clubs
At Your School
Full “STEAM” Ahead
$18 per class
NEWS FLASH!!! EcoAdventures has done the impossible!!! They’ve made STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), super exciting and…wait for it…..kid friendly!! That’s right kid friendly, meaning that kids simply cannot get enough of what we’re offering. Drawing upon EcoAdventures’ unique resources, special talents, and keen minds, our education team has created a dynamic, kid approved, set of STEAM activities that get kids excited! We know…because we’ve already run them by young inquiring minds, and they gave us two thumbs up. We’re proud to be offering our Kid Approved STEAM activities in an all new after school Program. And, as always, EcoAdventures will bring it all together with fun, inquiry based, hands on learning, in a dynamic and high tech fashion. In each class, kids can interact with animals, create experiments, test theories, formulate questions, utilize gear and gadgets, incorporate artwork, and even devise creations. This is EcoAdventures at its best…it’s STEAM…and most importantly it’s KID APPROVED! This is a session you simply cannot miss!
SLITHERING SNAKE ANATOMY
So you think a snake is a snake is a snake?? Not so fast my friend…in this all new class, students will learn what actually makes a snake a snake? Snakes might just look like a head connected to a long tail, but in reality their engineering and body plan have made them one of the most successful animals on the planet. Students will learn all about snakes unique adaptations, anatomy, locomotion, and way of life, all through hands-on interactions with live snakes. Students will even get to put their engineering skills to the test as they build their very own snake-like contraption to illustrate how their anatomy works!
When you live outdoors in nature, you better have a plan for dealing with adverse conditions, like storms, wind, heat, or cold. The ones that can’t aren’t around long, but the successful animals find a way to adapt to extreme conditions! Whether it is a bearded dragon in the heat of the desert, a penguin in bone chilling cold, a bird flying in a hurricane winds, or an ant dealing with falling raindrops, students will explore animals amazing survival strategies and see first hand how they adapt to crazy weather conditions. Participants will even be asked to don their lab coats as they experiment with making our own miniature storms in a jar!
HIDE AND SEEK
Have you ever wondered why animals are so hard to find in nature? They just seem to have a special skill at hiding from us, and for good reason, for in nature, it’s eat or be eaten! Camouflage is everything in the ultimate game of hide and seek! In this class kids will take a closer look at how certain animals can change color, hide themselves, build structures that camouflage, or are masters of illusion and mimicry! How do they do it? Students will get all the answers as they learn about color mixing and how animals utilize colors to their advantage. Throwing art into the mix they will even get to use watercolors to create their very own camouflage, and also have a beautiful piece of artwork to take home! You do not want to hide from this class!
Animals have some marvelous means of movement! From rolling, jumping, flying, galloping, and even walking on water, there are many amazing ways to get around! Some animal movements have even inspired human technology or human defense like the Martial Arts. In this very active class students will learn about all about movement by interacting with various live animal participants. Their own abilities will even be put to the test, to determine if humans can move the way other animals do. Who has the better jump a bull frog or kid, or what about scuttling like a crab, or side winding like a snake. It’s kid against beast as all the answers will be revealed as to how and why these animals jump, hop, or skip their way through life! Students will even get to build their very own animal movement machine!
In this class students will get charged up for nature…literally! There are many animals in nature that use energy as a way of life. Electric eels, lightning bugs, glow worms, squid, and many more, that utilize electricity to survive. Some us bio luminesence to communicate, while others use electricity to defend themselves, and some even have perfected its’ use for navigation, and even others for locomotion. Are you shocked by all of this? No worries, because we have all the answers as to the how and why of animal electricity and bio luminescence. Kids will even get charged up to create their own working lighting bugs!
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Oak Hill Elementary School
Session 1: April 3rd & April 5th
Themes: “Slithering Snake Anatomy” & “Charged Up”
Nature Nuts After School Program
$15 per class
The Nature Nuts program brings the excitement and fun of the new EcoAdventures right to your school! Using a hands-on approach to learning, our goal is to empower students to take action on issues concerning conservation and the environment. Students will encounter a variety of live animals such as tarantulas, toads, lizards, giant roaches, snakes, crocodiles, frogs, small mammals, turtles, and much more!
*This program counts towards the requirements for GREEN SCHOOL CERTIFICATION*
Please write the dates on your calendar as there will not be weekly reminders. Remember to send in a note to your child’s teacher and pack a peanut free snack/drink. Please email us if your child is going to be absent or if they are in SAAC.
Special Needs – We welcome special needs students to learn and thrive in our hands on learning style at EcoAdventures. In order to maintain the quality of our programs and for your children’s and animals’ safety, we require that special needs students have adult supervision to assist. Failure to do so, may result in cancellation of registration as we are not special needs experts.
Fall Nature Nuts Themes
The rainforest is an amazing place full of amazing animals. Meet a few of these super-cool creatures and learn about where they live! What are the levels of the rainforest called? What animals live in which levels? What does the rainforest have to do with us when it’s so far away? We will learn and play to find out!
Please note themes may vary from school to school
Spring Session: Meets Tuesdays, 3:50 – 4:50 PM, February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
The Key School (sign up through your school)
Meets Thursdays, 3:30-4:30, January 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, & 16th
Meets Fridays, 3:15-4:15
Spring Session: Jan 27th, Feb 24th, March 31st, April 28th, May 19th
Meets Wednesdays, 3:50-4:50
Winter Session: February 1st, 15th, 22nd, March 1st
Spring Session: April 5th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd
St Margaret’s Day School ages 4+
Meets Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Beginning March 9th – 30th
Winter Session: Meets Tuesdays, 2:50 – 3:50 PM, January 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
In order for our programs to run smoothly:
- If you would like to sign up after the program has already begun, you will need to call our office to sign up at a pro-rated cost.
- Please let us know when a child is absent and write dates on calendars as there are no reminders and no credits or refunds for missed classes.
- Let us know if your child has SAAC/after school care or any other person pick up other than parent. Must sign out student and have photo ID.
- Please pack a light snack
- Let us know of any special needs.
- For the safety of your children and our animals, repeated behavioral or not listening problems that hinder the quality of the program for others can result in child’s registration cancellation without a refund. We will notify parents when there is a problem.
- Thank you for your cooperation!